This album is incredible. And it hardly makes sense that this album is this incredible. On paper, rPneuma doesn't really seem like much. Post-rock and emo have gone hand in hand nearly since either rgenre became a thing. When read on their own, the lyrics are repetitive and simplistic and are at rmoments stunningly awkward. On paper, how much does Pneuma really stand out? rListening to Pneuma, though, is an entirely different beast. The sound is immediate and nostalgic rall at once, overwhelming in its emotion and the sense of extreme importance of every emotion rexpressed throughout this album. Every line is sung with the sort of painfully sincerity and rabsolutely vitality of feeling that comes with the ache of high school existence. The album covers rsimple, universal themes of love, death, and family in simple, immediately affecting ways, and is rall the stronger for it.